2 Hours of Valve State live from Asoka on Kloof Street, recorded on Easter Sunday

Live music
Richard Marshall, Leah Thompson and Jason Reolon make up the formidable trio of Valve State


Two hours of the trio in one of their most natural habitats – the incomparable Asoka on Kloof Street in the heart of Cape Town. Recorded on Easter Sunday 2019

Born from the collective minds of three of Cape Town’s most established and sought after musicians, Valve State is a live electronic act from South Africa, widely considered to be the benchmark for sophisticated listening with a modern engaging feel. Richard Marshall, DJ and festival owner, holds an unmatched reputation for both his ability to soundtrack scenarios as well as the vastness of his highly coveted music collection. Trumpeter Lee Thomson and keyboardist Jason Reolon, each at the pinnacle of their disciplines in the South African jazz fraternity, add impeccable musicianship to every set.
Richard Marshall, Leah Thompson and Jason Reolon make up the formiddable trio of Valve State

During an already impressive career, the trio has been booked for some esteemed shows, most notably opening for Morcheeba on South Africa’s most famous garden stage, Kirstenbosch. They’ve worked with Lemon Jelly and Richard Dorfmeister, soundtracked Kylie Minogue’s ‘Afrodite’ World Tour afterparty and played the wrap party for the Homeland series, when filmed in Cape Town.

Valve State boasts a wide range of musical abilities making them well suited to an array of scenarios and a classy addition to any stylish event. Outside of sunset beach bars and late-night lounges, they have a particular knack for soundtracking sophisticated supper clubs, private villa parties, early evening pre-parties, late night/early morning after-parties as well as intimate clubs with smaller headier headspaces.

Richard Marshall – decks
Lee Thomson – trumpet/flugelhorn
Jason Reolon – keys/synth

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